Classic Car Catalogue

Mercedes Benz 1940

(W 136) 170V
(W 143) 230
(W 153) 230
(W 138) 260D - discontinued (1935-40 - 1967 ex.)
(W 142) 320, 340
(W 129 II) 580K - discontinued (1939-40 - 12 ex.)
(W 150 II) 770
(W 152) G5 - discontinued (1937-40 - 378 ex.)
(W 158) 170VX - prototype - 4 ex.
(W 159) 260 (R6 cyl, 2594 ccm, 68 PS; wb: 3050/3450 mm) - prototype - 8 ex.

Germany

 

170V

(W 136) 170V (R4 cyl, 1697 ccm, 38 PS; wb: 2845 mm)
(W 136K) 170VK

In early 1940, having previously had synchromesh only on third and fourth gears, the 170 V was given an all-synchromesh four-speed transmission.
From 1939 there is a special version of the 170 V designed to address the growing shortage of petrol. This version ran on generator gas, which is produced by carbonising wood in the built-on wood gas generator. Despite its higher compression, the 170 V "wood gasifier" delivers only 22 hp. Adding around RM 1000 to the price, the wood gas system is normally supplied for retrofitting to an existing vehicle.

 

230, 260D

(W 143) 230 (R6 cyl, 2229 ccm, 55 PS; wb: 3050 mm)
(W 153) 230 (R6 cyl, 2289 ccm, 55 PS; wb: 3050 mm)
(W 138) 260D (R4 cyl, diesel, 2545 ccm, 45 PS; wb: 3050 mm) - discontinued (1935-40 - 1967 ex.)


230 (W 153)

 

320, 340

(W 142) 320 (R6 cyl, 3208 ccm, 78 PS; wb: 2880 mm)
(W 142 IV) 340 (R6 cyl, 3405 ccm, 78 PS; wb: 2880 mm)
(W 142 III) 340 Kubelsitzer - discontinued (1937-40 - 1764 ex.)


320 Pullman_Limousine


Some of the last engines to be installed in Kübelwagen had a specified power output of 80 hp.

 

580K

(W 129 II) 580K (R8 cyl, 5800 ccm, 130/200 PS; wb: 2980 mm) - discontinued (1939-40 - 12 ex.)


540 K seen in Cracov in 1942.

 

770

(W 150 II) 770 (R8 cyl, 7655 ccm, 155/230//160/400 PS; wb: 3880 mm) - 1 ex.

 

G5

(W 152) G5 (R4 cyl, 2006 ccm, 45 PS; wb: 2530 mm)